Dr. Emily Hanna Crane joined the faculty of Austin Peay State University in 2008 as
Coordinator of the Orchestral Strings area where she teaches a variety of courses
including applied violin and viola, chamber music, introduction to music, chamber
music literature, string pedagogy, and string group instruction.
Dedicated to promoting and increasing orchestral strings in the Clarksville area,
Dr. Crane is the director of the APSU Honor Orchestra Festival (www.apsu.edu/music/hof),
co-director of the APSU String Camp, and maintains a vibrant private studio through
the Madison Street Music and Arts Academy. She is an active adjudicator, clinician,
and sectional coach for summer festivals, honor orchestras, and conferences across
Many of Dr. Crane's former and current students are performing free-lance musicians
and private instructors in the middle Tennessee area. Dr. Crane earned the Doctor
of Music and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from Florida State University
where she studied with Eliot Chapo, Gary Kosloski, and Karen Clarke.
She earned the Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied with Richard Luby. Additional teachers
also include Kenneth Goldsmith, Kevin Lawrence, and Mary Jane Kirkendol as well as
viola pedagogy with Pamela Ryan and Dana Meyer.
An avid performer, Dr. Crane has given concerts in North America, Taiwan, and Europe.
She has performed on numerous film and video game soundtracks as a studio musician
as well as performed as a chamber musician on WPLN Nashville Public Radio's Live in
Dr. Crane is one of the concertmasters of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra and can be
heard on GCO's 2nd commercial recording, Chamber Symphonies, which was released by
Summit Records in May 2012. She has been a featured concerto soloist with the APSU
Symphony, Trevecca Symphony, Parthenon Chamber, Gateway Chamber, Valley Symphony,
UTPA Chamber, and Tallahassee Youth Orchestras.
In addition to the GCO, Dr. Crane has served as concertmaster and associate concertmaster
of the Valley (S. Tex.) and Tallahassee (Fla.) Symphony Orchestras, principal second
violin of the Parthenon Chamber Orchestra (Tenn.), and has played in the violin sections
of several orchestras including the Nashville (Tenn.), Jacksonville (Fla.), Paducah
(Ky.), Bryan (Tenn.), Laredo (Tex.), and Columbus (Ga.) Symphony Orchestras and the
Nexus Chamber Orchestra (Tenn.).
She has been a member of Tango Sur (traditional Argentinean music, Tallahassee), Quartet
alla Turca (first prize recipient at the 2002 NUMUS Pan-American competition in Canada),
and the Eppes Graduate Quartet, FSU (2001-02).
Dedicated to promoting new works by living composers, Dr. Crane has premiered and
recorded several works with her longtime duo partner, Dr. Hui-Ting Yang, including
Metamorphoses II by Clifton Callender (commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers
Association and the Hanna-Yang Duo in 2009 and released by Parma Records in 2014)
and Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (2004) by Ju-hwan Yu released by Kum-Seong Records
In 2013 she and Jeffrey Wood premiered Wood's Sonata for violin and piano, a work
dedicated to her. Dr. Crane is a frequent clinician at conferences including the American
String Teachers Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, College Music
Society, and the Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association. Dr. Crane
is been a member of the American String Teachers Association (Tennessee Chapter President
2015-2018), College Music Society (Board Member for Performance in the Southern College
Music Society 2012-2014), Sigma Alpha Iota (life member), and the National Association
for Music Education.